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      04-27-2020, 11:42 PM   #1
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Labor time for install

Hi everyone,

I got quoted today, from 2 different shops, to install Eibach Springs and KW H.A.S coils.

One shop is my go to for 6 years. The other is their competitor up the road.

For the Eibach springs the time quoted was 9-11 hours.

For the KW coils it was 7.5-10 hours.

They're going by what's in the book, that's for sure. However, is it really accurate that it takes this long? I've never heard of a spring install taking this long. Coils, even though I think is still long, it's not out of this world.

Thoughts?

Thanks everyone.
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Hi. I can’t comment on hours of install however I have been quoted 300/$375 to have springs fitted by a very reputable company in the UK who have their own f90 as a shop car.

Those install times seem rather unrealistic unless they’re counting 2/3 people’s time for the install
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Not an apples to apples comparison, but I had my H&R springs installed in approximately 3 hours.
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Not an apples to apples comparison, but I had my H&R springs installed in approximately 3 hours.
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Hi. I can't comment on hours of install however I have been quoted £300/$375 to have springs fitted by a very reputable company in the UK who have their own f90 as a shop car.

Those install times seem rather unrealistic unless they're counting 2/3 people's time for the install
Yeah, something is not right here. Local shops here tend to always go by the book, instead of by the accurate time taken and the relationships built with them.

Will ask a couple more shops.

They use excuses about how it takes hours to relieve the spring tensions and then compress them again during install.
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